5 Teochew-Style Dishes to Indulge Your Taste Buds in Johor Bahru

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According to the historical point of view, there were many Teochew people who once came to Johor Bahru to start a new life and make a living. Since most of the Chinese residents of Johor Bahru are Teochew people, the city was dubbed as “Little Swatow” (Shantou). In line with this, there are many Teochew-style cuisines (also known as Chiuchow cuisine, Chaozhou cuisine or Chaoshan cuisine) that can be tasted in Johor Bahru. Here are some of them:

 

1. Guo Tiao Zai

 

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Guo Tiao Zai is a unique Chazhou cuisine in Johor that is made of thin noodles, combined with fragrant soup and delicious ingredients such as meat and pork offal, braised egg, braised tofu, etc.

 

2. Chwee Kueh (Water Cake)

 

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Chwee Kueh is a traditional breakfast or afternoon tea snack of Teochew people. It is a type of steamed rice cake with preserved radish.

 

3. Kway Teow Soup

 

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One of the favorite foods of many Chaozhou elderly people. Well, who wouldn’t be enticed with the delicious and comforting taste of a bowl of soaked bone soup with ingredients that make it taste even more delicious?

 

4. Crab Bowl Soup

 

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Unlike the usual crab soup, Teochew version of crab bowl soup has a ball of crab meat combined with other fresh ingredients. 

 

5. Chaozhou Porridge

 

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One of the remarkable Teochew dishes. It is a Teochew rice porridge dish served as a banquet of meats, fish eggs, and vegetables with plain rice porridge. The dish is often accompanied by various plates of side dishes.

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